BY: Nathanael Ballew
DATE: Sunday 6 November 2022
BIBLE PASSAGES: Read online
Luke Chapter 24, verses 46-49
The late Christopher Hitchens once wrote, ‘Religion poisons everything.’ Is that true? What if the problem isn’t ‘religion’ itself, but people. Jesus’ greatest criticisms were directed at the religious leaders of his day. And yet, he also left behind a movement of people with one cause – to change the world through devotion to Him and each other. What if the problem isn’t so much the church, but when church goes wrong. What if the church is actually the greatest hope for our day.
Bible Study Questions
Each week there are TWO different sets of questions for you to use, whether you are exploring the Bible within your Life Group, in other group settings, or simply using them on your own.
A | DISCUSSION STARTERS
These are simple questions to provoke discussion together out of the talk (ideal if you are watching our Sunday Service online with others in your group):
1 | Was there anything that particularly helped you during the talk?
2 | Was there anything that you didn’t necessarily agree with, or found difficult to understand in the talk?
3 | As a result of the talk, what:
a. Changes do you want to see?
b. Truths do you need to remember?
c. Actions do you need to take?
B | QUESTIONS TO EXPLORE
These are questions that are based on the talk and the surrounding themes:
QUOTE |‘Christ wrote a beautiful tune, which the church has often performed well, and often badly. But the melody was never completely drowned out. Sometimes it became a symphony.’ (John Dickson)
VIDEO | Each week we will share a video from the Alpha Film Series (see below). We encourage you to watch this when you meet with your Group; or during your own personal Bible Study time.
ARTICLE | ‘What does the church stand for?’ from Public Center for Christianity